Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

The purpose of this Act is to—

(a) prevent cruelty to animals; and

(b) to encourage the considerate treatment of animals; and

(c) to improve the level of community awareness about the prevention of cruelty to animals.

There are also two codes of practice under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 that apply to game hunting and game bird farms. They are:

For the most current laws always check the Victorian Law Today Library.